rpaillard
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ZRH-LYS: Bumps, Lost Luggage And More ..(ZRH MEET)

Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:11 am

Hi all,

I take the opportunity while on the plane on my way back to BIQ after the summer A.NET meeting in ZRH to write this report. I would congratulate one more time the organisation team. This meet was really good. I saw really amazing and friendly people. But that's another story.

It will cover the ZRH-LYS leg. Flight #AF3477 was operated by Regional, on behalf of Air France. The plane (F-GTSJ) was an Embraer 120. I had the pleasure to have the seat 2A, with means that I was alone (1+2 cabin), on the first row. Due to pretty big windows (I had two of them from my seat), I had a good view of the #1 propeller and of the landscape.

The flight was boarded on time, but our departure was delayed for some 30 minutes, due to slot/ATC restrictions in ZRH. Not that bad.

We boarded the aircraft by bus, witch give us a close overview of the ramp operation (luggage loading and so on).

After a little wait on the bus, the Flight Attendant lets us board the plane. I had my back pack, my computer case and my camera. It was OK for the FA, and she offers me to handle all of that for me. Good!

When the aircraft was fully boarded, some Swissport crew boards the plane. The FA lost her luggage in the last flight due to error from the ground. Good to see that also append to the crew  Smile So she was with the Swissport staff trying to find a way to localize her bag. At a certain point, the Captain of the flight found it on … Amsterdam! She was pretty angry about that, and asks Swissport crew for some explanations: “The green tagged bags are not supposed to leave the ground etc…) The guy was somewhat confuse. So the Captain begins to speak and said: “Zurich Zero, you are NOT World Champion” etc. I found it VERY arrogant and less than polite. Shame on that. The crew replies: “We try our best” and apologize one more time.

Let’s proceed with the flight, now. It was somewhat uneventful, before the turbulence. Both captain and FA warn us about turbulence to come. We were asked to fasten the seat belt. Ok, so we encounter “typical” turbulence, maybe over-rated by passenger due to the small size of the plane. After a little while, we encounter bigger one. The plane litterraly fall for a few seconds. The scream began in the cabin, it was amazing. I acknowledge that the dive was somewhat impressive!

The flight ended at LYS pretty late. Connected flight was a problem for some PAX. They were transferred directly for the tarmac. My connection was tight also. I only had the time to proceed within the terminal, clear the custom and reach the gate on the other side of the airport. My flight to BIQ was on time. But that’s another story!

This mini trip report is also a way to tell that I’m now back in BIQ after this amazing week end. Tomorrow “landing” at work will be sometwhat “bumpy” …

Raphael
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RE: ZRH-LYS: Bumps, Lost Luggage And More ..(ZRH MEET)

Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:41 pm

Quoting Rpaillard (Thread starter):
The plane (F-GTSJ) was an Embraer 120.

saw that plane takinf off the day of the meet, hopw someone will post a cpic of it as mine is bad lol

Sorry to hear aboutr lost luggage.. same thing for me on my return flight via DUS.

Was nice meeting ya
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RE: ZRH-LYS: Bumps, Lost Luggage And More ..(ZRH MEET)

Mon Jul 31, 2006 10:26 pm

Raphael,


Was great to meet you at the meet and hope that things continue to go well. Hopefully will get to see you at another meet sometime in the near future.



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RE: ZRH-LYS: Bumps, Lost Luggage And More ..(ZRH MEET)

Tue Aug 01, 2006 6:49 am

wow, people did scream during heavy turbulance? must have been awful!
how was the service on AF regional?
hope you have had a good start at work again. t'was good getting to know ya.
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RE: ZRH-LYS: Bumps, Lost Luggage And More ..(ZRH MEET)

Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:20 am


MyAviation.net photo:
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Photo © SOUPS

There ya go
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RE: ZRH-LYS: Bumps, Lost Luggage And More ..(ZRH MEET)

Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:27 am

It was nice to meet you Raphael ! A la prochaine !
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rpaillard
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RE: ZRH-LYS: Bumps, Lost Luggage And More ..(ZRH MEET)

Tue Aug 01, 2006 5:51 pm

hi,

DALelite:
Yes, pretty heavy turbulence! Some scream for a little while and next the BIG silence Big grin The whole cabin was under pressure, except the 2 babies!

The service is average/average+ You have complimentary news paper (2 or 3 to choose). You also have a drink and something to eat (little snack). That was for the ZRH-LYS leg. For the LYS-BIQ, it was the same, but with a bigger plane (Fokker 70). At that time, we had news paper, drinks and your choice of sandwich.

Soups: thanks for the picture  Wink

Alphafloor: it was also nice for me to meet you! A la prochaine? If everything is fine, I will come in Switzerland in September for my Connie flight between Zurich and Basel. I will probably come via Geneva.

Raphael
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RE: ZRH-LYS: Bumps, Lost Luggage And More ..(ZRH MEET)

Thu Aug 03, 2006 12:04 am

Quoting Rpaillard (Reply 6):
If everything is fine, I will come in Switzerland in September for my Connie flight between Zurich and Basel. I will probably come via Geneva.

If you stay for here in Geneva, you're are welcome! Let me know your plans...
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RE: ZRH-LYS: Bumps, Lost Luggage And More ..(ZRH MEET)

Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:47 pm

Nice report mon ami !

It seems like I had probably the least exciting trip of any of us to get back home... boarded the Jumbolino, fell asleep, woke up at MAN !

a bientot...

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rpaillard
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RE: ZRH-LYS: Bumps, Lost Luggage And More ..(ZRH MEET)

Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:23 am

Quoting Alphafloor (Reply 7):
If you stay for here in Geneva

My first flight planned for september was canceled. I will try to cancel the one I'm booked now (30 august) and switch for another in September. Far from simple, indeed Big grin

That said, I WILL come in GVA sooner or later. I will let you when. Maybe we can have a meet, also with Rootsair if we are all available.

Quoting ViveAF (Reply 8):
boarded the Jumbolino

I WANT to try this one, and it's not that easy. I will try to flight it with AF (BAE 146) and Swiss or other (AVRO). That said, a little "sieste" is not that bad  Wink

See you

Raphael
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RE: ZRH-LYS: Bumps, Lost Luggage And More ..(ZRH MEET)

Mon Aug 07, 2006 6:09 am

Quoting Rpaillard (Reply 9):

That said, I WILL come in GVA sooner or later. I will let you when. Maybe we can have a meet, also with Rootsair if we are all available.

you can count on me too meet up again.

Good trip report you wrote there

See ya

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